HC Deb 06 April 1948 vol 449 cc27-8
53 and 54. Mr. Spearman

asked the President of the Board of Trade (1) how much board manilla has been allocated to Telphads Limited for advertising purposes;

(2) whether, in view of the acute shortage of newsprint, he will restrict the use of board manilla for advertising purposes.

Mr. Belcher

I am having inquiries made, as no manilla paper has been licensed by the Paper Control to Telphads Limited for advertising purposes. The use of manilla paper is already severely restricted by the licensing system. Further restriction would not ease the shortage of newsprint.

Mr. Spearman

In view of the fact that the folder in question, made by Messrs. Telphads Limited, is apparently intended to cover the "Radio Times," can the Minister say whether the B.B.C. are involved in this waste of paper?

Mr. Belcher

No, I certainly cannot say. I should not have thought so, but, as I have indicated, we are having inquiries made, since no paper was licensed for this purpose; we are trying to find out how they got it.